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Sarah Knowles BoltonLives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous (October 21, 2012)

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LibriVox recording of Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous, by Sarah Knowles Bolton.]

These characters have been chosen from various countries and from varied professions, that the youth who read this book may see that poverty is no barrier to success. It usually develops ambition, and nerves people to action. Life at best has much of struggle, and we need to be cheered and stimulated by the careers of those who have overcome obstacles.

If Lincoln and Garfield, both farmer-boys, could come to the Presidency, then there is a chance for other farmer-boys. If Ezra Cornell, a mechanic, could become the president of great telegraph companies, and leave millions to a university, then other mechanics can come to fame. If Sir Titus Salt, working and sorting wool in a factory at nineteen, could build one of the model towns of the world for his thousands of workingmen, then there is encouragement and inspiration for other toilers in factories. These lives show that without WORK and WILL no great things are achieved.

I have selected several characters because they were the centres of important historical epochs. With Garibaldi is necessarily told the story of Italian unity; with Garrison and Greeley, the fall of slavery; and with Lincoln and Sheridan, the battles of our Civil War. (Summary by Sarah K. Bolton)

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This audio is part of the collection: The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
It also belongs to collections: Audio Books & Poetry; Community Audio

Artist/Composer: Sarah Knowles Bolton
Date: 2012-10-21
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; biography; history

Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark 1.0


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02 - Bayard Taylor 20.4 MB
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03 - Captain James B. Eads 10.1 MB
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04 - James Watt 19.7 MB
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06 - Bernard Palissy 15.3 MB
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08 - Wolfgang Mozart 13.0 MB
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10 - Oliver Goldsmith 10.0 MB
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11 - Michael Faraday 22.4 MB
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12 - Sir Henry Bessemer 15.1 MB
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13 - Sir Titus Salt 8.7 MB
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14 - Joseph Marie Jacquard 10.2 MB
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15 - Horace Greeley 27.2 MB
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16 - William Lloyd Garrison 30.5 MB
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17 - Giuseppe Garibaldi 21.1 MB
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18 - Jean Paul Richter 26.8 MB
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19 - Leon Gambetta 20.3 MB
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20 - David G. Farragut 22.4 MB
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21 - Ezra Cornell 20.0 MB
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22 - Lieut.-General Sheridan 26.4 MB
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23 - Thomas Cole 19.6 MB
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24 - Ole Bull 24.7 MB
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26 - Geo. W. Childs 14.3 MB
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27 - Dwight L. Moody 25.4 MB
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28 - Abraham Lincoln 35.9 MB
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